He was born in Ireland, emigrated to America in 1920 with his parents, who settled in Canada. He was married in Canada on 8/26/1841. He was a soldier in the Canadian War in 1837-1838. He came to Nebraska in May, 1859, first settling at Plattsmouth, then two years later he ranched at a place known as the Pawnee Village and was driven out by the Indians in 1865. Then he located near Ashland where he worked as a mason and built the first brick house in that town. He then moved to Butler Co. in 1874 and began to farm.
- Birth Date:3/2/1817Death Date:8/22/1901Spouse:Dorcas M. HansonParents:Edward and Mary GrovesChildren:William, Della Myrtle, Abbie Ann (McElvain), Henrietta (Fleek), Lucy Jane (Solomon), Susan Eliza, Mary E. (Biggs), Lois Olivia (Biggs), Helen M.Obituary:Notes:Grave location:Section SW, Block 4, Lot 26
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